Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dark Smoky Daytime Look

I suppose not everybody likes a lot of drama for in the day time... but if you want that without going too OTT I like to do a brown smokey eye. For this I used the (surprise, surprise) Naked palette. I taped the edges to get that sharp look to make it a little bit more dramatic.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Golden Eyes

Geez I need to get more creative with my titles haha. This was actually from last week, I took a break from the naked palette & went back to using NYX pearl pigments. This is just a simple look using Oro, Walnut & Nude.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nars Cupcake giveaway

Click the pic to enter
Nars Cupcake is holding a 200 followers giveaway with these amazing prizes!!  Perfect for the neutral gal. Closes august 14th

Sunday, July 24, 2011

FoxyAries Fabulous Giveaway!!

FoxyAries is having a giveaway which closes August 5th, & she deserves a lot more followers!! Click the pic to enter!!

Kitten got Smogged

lol at another lame title. Hope everyone had a good weekend!! I had my first baby shower to go to on Sunday arvo which was heaps of funn :) Anyway I'm sorry that this is another Naked look, & there are a few more to come then I will give it a break for a while.. or I may just space out the posts :) I also feel the need to go back to colour before it gets warmer!
Silly smile :P

Friday, July 22, 2011

Glittery Fail + Hot Pinkk Lips

 I tried out that NYX glitter cream palette , but I had already applied some e/s & didn't like that so I used it under Pixie Epoxy. I guess it wasn't really a fail I just couldn't get it to blend in the outer corner. I will try it next time on its own, but when I was picking it up with my brush it felt like chunky glitter that was not creamy at all.
Lips are NYX soft matte lip cream in Addis Ababa (not as bright in these pix as in real life!!!) It doesn't look so matte coz I left too much lip balm on my lips before I applied it, but it didn't take long for it to go matte.

Silly Face :P

So I basically used the 2nd lightest colour & then the gold in front of that & the darkest purple in the outer corner ,which was the one that was hard to blend. I think that could have been from the Epoxy though.
The purple e/s I used first was the one from the Stila Palette I received from Amalia, I used the lightest colour on the lid but that looked not so good so I wanted to amp it up.

Anyhoo not much of an exciting post but thanks for looking! <33

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Huge MAC giveaway

Miss Fashion Beauty is holding a huuge 700 followers MAC giveaway, My dream would come true if I won this he he.
Click the pic to enter

Closes 10th August

Playing makeups with the In-law

 So my mother-in-law (to be) was around for a coffee the other day & I had painted her nails already (metallic-y green with black shatter coz she asked about mine teehee) 
And then a bit later I was like 'Oh hey wanna see my new palette?' & then she said 'you got another one!! ohh that's actually very lovely hehe'.(well it didn't exactly go down like that :P but she is into makeup since she does it particially for a living- she is a beauty therapist/ Esthetician)
I bet you can guess already which palette, huh? So.. after that I was like hey can I do your makeup? & afterwards she went oooh that looks really good.

Well the background is,that you may already know, she owns a hair salon & she does the waxing, massages, facials, makeup, advanced skin treatments etc & it looks like I will be starting a beauty trainieeship soon! (but more about that one later its not quite official yet)

Something that I forgot to tell y'all is that in a few weeks the high school is having a fashion parade & they asked her to do the hair & makeup so she is taking me & a few others along! Yay I am so excited for that :D I was thinking that I may take my own brushes along too just so we have extra & different kinds of ones... I will obviously wash & disinfect them before & after but do you think that is a good idea?? So anyway the type of clothing that we will be doing the makeup for is "casual" & "wearable art" oooh I am so excited for the this!!!

Rightio onto the makeup... Luckily I had remembered right at the end to take pics!

Mad About Makeup 100 followers Giveaway

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Bows and Curtseys.. Mad About Makeup is holding a 100 followers giveaway & there are the awesome prizes she has included! Closes August 5th

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

As Naked As The Day...

Sorry for the stupid title haha!
I have been playing around with my naked palette a bit, but felt like mostly everything I've done so far has been the same. Oh well give me some time haha.

Monday, July 18, 2011

NYX goodies

So thanks mainly to Makeup and Meme & Starryskies for their swatches, I ordered a few NYX soft matte lip creams.
L-R Amsterdam, Addis Ababa, Tokyo
 I am sure you will be seeing these in many FOTD's to come!! From what I've tried, they are beautiful!!
I also decided to try a glitter cream palette, I've heard these were hard to work with but why not give it a go!?

oh & on a sad note, we had to take the kitty to the vets this morning, mum found her a bit matted up and dirty & she couldn't walk properly, so she's getting a few x-rays done now. Looks like the worst thing could be a broken pelvis! :(
UPDATE: Unfortunately, her hip has been dislocated & they have popped it into place but it pops straight out which requires surgery which is $$$, lets just hope she wont get hit by another car after it!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Stay Beautiful Huge Giveaway

Click the pic to enter Robyn @Stay Beautiful's 500 Follower Giveaway. Amazing prizes! Closes 29th July

How to make your lips look bigger & fuller

I have more of a bottom lip then a top lip ( especially when I smile, it almost completely disappears lol)
so here is a tutorial on some tricks that I have learnt on making your lips bigger & fuller.
Before & After. I think my lips look a little too porn star like though ;) You don't have to agree!Sorry that it goes off into the sidebar (on my computer anyways) to view properly, left click on it & it should open a new window

Friday, July 15, 2011

Neutral Eyes + Fushia Lips

Hey lovelies. Just a simple eye look with bright lips! Sorry I look so tired :/ this was actually from last week. & I know its a look y'all have probably seen before but its nice & simple!

Yah I know, way too much highlighter underneath my eyes

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Woohoo I love the mail :D

Although she isn't posting anymore, I wanted to thank Amalia from Dear Makeup Diary for the package she sent with items from her blog sale. It was wonderfully packed & nothing came damaged, like we were worried about!
When I came home from work, mum forgot to give it to me straight away so we were sitting outside having a few drinks when she brought it out. I pretty much screamed & ripped it open straight away :P

Everything (minus one) with a heap of samples. yay! look at that mini TFSI, isn't it cute??!

Stila Palettes, left one is Barbie<3 Stila which includes kitten (yay!) & the one on the right is Italian Ices

L/S.. Mac Crosswires, Hue, Inglot 148, Elizabeth Arden Pink Punch

UD Midnight Cowboy lip liner... forgot to include in main pic

& Finally, the naked palette! At last :) oh & d.w about the mirror, Amalia had told me about it so it didn't come cracked!

so a big thanks to Amalia for everything!
Pleaase note, I don't want you to think that I am bragging, I am simply sharing pics of my new goodies :D
Oh & if you are interested,my nail polish is Australis Paint The Town Buns of Steel (silvery blue) with O.P.I Black shatter over the top.

Giveaway @ FACE:PAINT

woohoo so you have 2x the chances to win something..
1st prize includes Sigma + E.L.F brushes amongst other things
& the 2nd prize is a Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush! Click *here* to enter!
Closes July 28

Monday, July 11, 2011

Heather Does Makeup: Topshop Giveaway

The gorgeous & talented Heather is holding a small giveaway which includes 2x Topshop products. I have heard great things about this brand so I'm excited for the chance to win!
enter here
Closes July 29

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Engagement Party Makeup: Glittery Gold & Black

So, the engagement party is all over, which I'm kinda sad but happy about it, mainly because it was so fun to do all the decorations (which took only 2 days haha- 1 hour to clean the majority up with about 10 people) but now the stress is over! Time to relax, even though it was a great night. The shed had never ever been that decorated before and without my future M.I.L and her friends' help it wouldn't have happened. Anyhoo...

I got my hair curled that afternoon, and when it came to my makeup I didn't really have anything planned! But I knew I wanted it to stand out, so I went for gold glitter as you will see in the pics.

Damn lashes in the 2nd pic, sorry!!

Before getting changed- I took too many damn photos to choose from. some with eyes only, some before changed then heaps after changed. lol

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Hair routine

Hey bloggers :) I’ve been busy busy this past week, planning our engagement party & decorating, so I haven’t had too much time to spare although I wanted to share my hair routine, just coz I have been growing out my hair ever since I got it cut shoulder length, lol. I even bought extensions but haven’t worn them much… =/

As you can see i didn't properly style my hair, I just blow dried the majority of it with my fingers :)

To wash- (also see here for hair washing tips)
I use a Tresemme Colour Protector conditioner & a Pantene colour therapy conditioner (my aunty gave me heaps so I haven’t bought any & wont need to in ages!)
I leave the conditioner in for a bout 2 minutes with a hair clip while I wash my face etc. Massage in while I’m rinsing it out. I pretty much always rinse with cold water (yep, even in winter!) after to close the hair cuticles which makes your hair shinier.

I pat/ squeeze with towel (my hair holds alottt of water so I have to squeeze for ages). After that I apply Wella Bio Touch Colour Protection conditioning spray to damp hair & brush with a comb (use combs only for wet hair!!)This makes my hair sooo soft!
I apply Moroccan oil mainly to the ends & some on top to stop frizz. You can stop there if you prefer to air dry, but my hair takes a day and a half to do that properly lol.
When I blow dry it I use a Tresemme heat protectant all over my hair. I blow dry on the 2nd warm hair setting with my hair dryer. If I don't want to style my hair I just use my fingers. Otherwise I will add some product in (whatever look I wanna achieve)
If styling with blow dryer I put my hair into sections & spray each with heat protector. I usually use a round brush that keeps my hair sleek but not completely straight.

Anyway I hope that was helpful to someone :)
I find that the Moroccan Oil makes the biggest difference to my hair with the shine :) I try not to use heat too much & if I blow dry I only do it no more than 2x a week.
Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sigma f80 Giveaway thanks to Being Your Own Beauty

You beauty! haha :P Kristina @ Being your own beauty is holding a giveaway to win a sigma f80 brush! She also has a review on it! To enter & see the review click here.
Closes July 31st!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Skin Revolution. Facial peel + Then & now pics

My skin has been on (what I like to call) a journey. So I have been collecting some photos for a while now, & looking back my skin has improved soo much that now I don't feel self-conscious when I go out of the house without makeup.
The 2 factors of this transformation would be going on the BCP which took a while to take effect on my skin, & getting a facial peel which has been the BAM that my skin needed. Lol =)
Before we get to the pics I want to talk a bit about this peel.

The name of this is  2B Bio Peel. You do 4 treatments (1 a week) which can only get done every 6 months (so that's 2x 4 treatments a year, hope I'm being confusing).  I wouldn't want it anymore than that because I found it quite painful, and if you had done it too often I imagine it would be too damaging for your skin. It can also be done on your neck & decolletage if needed.
My fiance's mother has been doing my facial peel, which is $150 a session (prices will probably vary), however since she has been taking before & after pictures it has been a little gift ;)
I should mention that this peel works on different things for all ages- from acne, blackheads & scarring to pigmentation, wrinkles & sun damage. It actually injects little needles in your skin that keeps it working after the stuff has been taken off.

Anyway- before they apply the compound (while it is heating up) they will cleanse & prep your skin. & when the compound is applied they very gently rub it all over the skin (avoiding the eye area which is protected by Vaseline as well as the nostrils & mouth.) It stays on your skin for a few minutes depending on how sensitive your skin is & then it is wiped off. It doesn't take long for my skin to start tingling & slightly burn in some areas. Nothing is worse than when it gets itchy, though :P The pain is bearable & goes away after it is taken off. Although your face will feel prickly for sometime after. After that a mask is applied that soothes & cools down the skin, and that stays on for about 10-15 minutes. In this time you sleep :P
Once that is all done it takes about 40 mins from prep to end. It is important to wear sunscreen if you will be in the sun for as soon as it is over until the next 3-4 days. Also in that time your skin should peel (I found this wasn't too bad, it wasn't coming off in chunks or anything) & you know that it is working.
*phew- if you read all that, pat yourself on the back*

So now I am 3 weeks into part 2 of my facial & I wanted to share this in photos =)

Warning- Pic Heavy. You may not want to look too closely if pimples skeeve you out. You can also click on any pics to enlarge them. Apologies for the different sizing of the pics!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Makeup Diary Amazing Giveaway!!

JC @ Makeup Diary is holding a very generous giveaway! With prizes including E.L.F, Nyx, Mac & Sigma, it is seriously one you wont want to miss out on!It is open internationally & closes 10th July. Click the picture above to enter!

Blog Awards =)

Hey beautiful people, so I am able to spend enough time to post again, this time to catch up on 2 blog awards.

A big thankyou to Mandy @ Hair and Makeup Overload   for this award :)

& thanks to Hannah Michelle for the best blogger award
I will be doing the later.. since god knows how long it would take me to do the first ;)

The Rules...

1. Link back to the person who awarded this award to you
2. Share 7 Random things about yourself (I have already done this here)
3. Award 15 blogs
4. Answer the following questions

Name your favourite colour -Pinkk!!

Name your favourite song - Always such a hard question since it changes all the time =/ My fave bands are Paramore & Flyleaf though, if it makes it any easier!

Name your favourite desert - I have the hugest sweet tooth, so it is extremely hard for me to choose, but if I had to, I would go with Lemon Meringue Pie. yummo!

What is pissing you off? - ATM- my sniffly nose :( & that I can never stop sneezing!

When your upset, you? - I quess I just cry... I find it helps me feel better. :)

Your favourite pet - :0 How dare you make me choose! lol
Mishka- Hard to see her when shes sleeping, but you can see how fluffy she is!! & My rabbit, Humpy (Don't ask bout that name haha)

Black or White? - hmmm def. black, most of my wardrobe is filled with black.

Your biggest fear? - hmm I would have to say spiders! eeek.

My best feature is -Idk... I guess I would say my hair/eyes :)

Everyday attitude - I take everyday as it comes, I try to be happy but that's not always the case!

What is perfection - That's a hard one.. perfection is many different things. Quote from a song: "Sometimes perfection can be, can be perfect hell"

Guilty pleasure -Hmm I have a few things. TV show: Jerseylicious. Food:  Ferrero Rochers. Something I do: probably just laying in bed with music & a good book.. Especially when its cold out! oh & of course makeup!!

I am passing this award onto these blogs (in no order!), which I love reading!